Tag: Opinion

Boughton, Not Stefanowski, Could Have Won the Governorship for Republicans

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Opinion

Boughton, Not Stefanowski, Could Have Won the Governorship for Republicans

By Francis P. DeStefano, Ph.D.

Republican Bob Stefanowski’s campaign for governor of Connecticut followed the same path that led other millionaire candidates like Linda McMahon and Tom Foley to flop on election day. Even though he garnered more votes than Foley, he lost the election because he could not overcome large Democrat majorities in cities like Bridgeport, Hartford, and New…

Respect Your Neighbor

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Editorial, Opinion

Respect Your Neighbor

By Emanuela Palmares

On October 27, an unspeakable tragedy was inflicted upon the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in United States history; eleven people were killed and six were injured. The sole suspect, a 46-year-old man, was arrested and charged with 29 federal crimes and 36 state crimes. Using the…

The Role of the Media in The Divide and Animosity We See in Politics

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Editorial, Opinion

The Role of the Media in The Divide and Animosity We See in Politics

By Emanuela Palmares

Since 1999, we have worked to build bridges and join cultures, informing our community regardless of origin, but with a primary focus on connecting immigrants to the communities they have chosen to call home. During election years, we reflect on the role of the media in the divide and animosity we see in politics in…

Volunteers Needed: Come Be Part of Something Special!

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Opinion

Volunteers Needed: Come Be Part of Something Special!

By Amy Faith Lionheart

This is quite a busy summer in Volunteer Services at Danbury Hospital, New Milford Hospital and Norwalk Hospital. We have some upcoming needs for which you might be interested in volunteering! Mission Health Day 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018! We are looking for volunteers aged 18 and over to assist on the…

Help Aid the Creation of a Mobile Application that will Enable Children (age 13+) and Adults with Special Needs Make Friends

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Opinion

Help Aid the Creation of a Mobile Application that will Enable Children (age 13+) and Adults with Special Needs Make Friends

By Juliana Fetherman, Founder & CEO of Making Authentic Friendships LLC

One of the biggest challenges any person with special needs or disabilities faces is lack of social skills. This makes it extremely difficult and, in some cases, nearly impossible, to make friends. My brother is 20 years old, diagnosed with autism and ADHD. Although high functioning and verbal, he lacks many social skills and is…

Undocumented and Unafraid, Republicans and Unafraid

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Editorial, Opinion

Undocumented and Unafraid, Republicans and Unafraid

By Emanuela Palmares

Under current Connecticut law, undocumented students pay in-state tuition rates into the institutional aid fund at Connecticut colleges, but are unable to access those funds to help them lower the cost of their education. Without the ability to access federal loans and scholarships, these students pay the full amount of tuition. So for a second…

Community College Consolidation Is a Risky Experiment

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Opinion

Community College Consolidation Is a Risky Experiment

By Brian Donohue-Lynch

The Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education continues its push to consolidate the 12 state community colleges into one, having most recently submitted the necessary change proposal to the regional accreditor, NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges), for its approval. Promoters of the plan have, among other things, have circulated a recent…

A New Public School Option for Danbury

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Op-Ed, Opinion

A New Public School Option for Danbury

By Angela Chastain

Danbury Prospect Charter School, a new public school option for Danbury, is now one step closer to making its Fall 2019 opening a reality. After being approved for a public hearing by the Connecticut State Board of Education, the school’s organizers are working closely with members of the Danbury community to clear this next hurdle…